Latino Alliance

The CSO Latino Alliance 10th anniversary season celebrates Latino composers and conductors and will include celebrations, networking receptions, and opportunities for the whole family.

Join us for the first event of the 2023/24 Season:

¡Noche de una Obra Maestra Méxicana!
A night of a Mexican masterpiece

Tuesday, October 24

Enjoy networking, refreshments and a preconcert presentation exploring the evening's program and the larger context of performing arts in Mexico. Latino Alliance founding member Dr. Jesús Del Toro will discuss music by Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas and his own Chicago connection, Sones de México Ensemble will share a short musical performance highlighting the African presence in Mexican folk music and culture. The following CSO concert will feature an exuberant melding of styles, including Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and Revueltas’ joyfully raucous Sensemayá.

Specially priced Latino Alliance tickets start at $40 (concert + event) with promo code LAEVENTS.

Your pricing will be adjusted after you have added your seats to the order. Special Latino Alliance pricing is not available on the Box Level. Latino Alliance (concert + event) tickets start at $40, with select prime seating available for $50.

Order online

Or call Patron Services at 312-294-3000

Full season Latino Alliance packages are also available (see below).

Your concert ticket is your RSVP to the reception and is required for admittance.

¡Nuestras Noches!
Latino Alliance 2023/24 Season

Join us for the following performances and Latino Alliance receptions!

Purchase a Latino Alliance Season Subscription

View the Nuestras Noches Season 10 brochure »

With this package you can choose three or more Latino Alliance season concerts to secure the best seats now, plus get access to additional benefits. Latino Alliance tickets start at $40 and your ticket includes access to special reception events associated with each performance.

Additional benefits include the opportunity to order additional select concerts at special Latino Alliance pricing and access to exclusive subscriber benefits.

(Note: While not all concert dates are available at Latino Alliance prices, you will have the opportunity to add on any other concert at subscriber add-on prices after you have finished your CYO package.)

About the Latino Alliance

The CSO Latino Alliance is a liaison and partner that connects the CSO with Chicago’s diverse community by creating awareness, sharing insights and building relationships for generations to come. The group encourages individuals and their families to discover and experience timeless music with other enthusiasts in concerts, receptions and educational events.

Latino Alliance members enjoy access to exclusive special events and ticket offers. See below for details on how to become a member, concert ticket offers, Latino Alliance events and more.

Latino Alliance members receive specially priced tickets for $40 or less to many concerts throughout the season!

Upcoming concert recommendation:

Riccardo Muti

Muti Conducts the Firebird

Sept 21-26

Riccardo Muti launches the season with Stravinsky’s suite from The Firebird, Liadov’s The Enchanted Lake and Brahms’ Second Symphony.

  • Step 1: Visit the calendar listing for performances that have the Latino Alliance ticket offer available. (Promo code “LA” will automatically be activated. Latino Alliance tickets usually become available 1-4 weeks ahead of the concert date with newly eligible concerts typically added on Thursday afternoons.)
  • Step 2: Choose your preferred concert. All seats available with this special offer will display on the seat map. Select your seats and add to your order.
  • Step 3: Proceed through the checkout process. Tickets will be delivered by email, unless you select another delivery method. Additional fees may apply for other delivery methods.
  • Step 4: Attend the concert!

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